Light on the Law; A Reference Book on the ACT to Regulate Commerce.

Light on the Law; A Reference Book on the ACT to Regulate Commerce.

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...the Senate have been regarded as at fault, to say the least, because they did not strike out the words which the Senate had put in. The Senator from Georgia mr. Brown assaults the bill because he says that under it the provisions are so rigid that the railroads of the country can not do business at all. The Senator from Oregon mr. Mitchell assaults the bill because, he says, the fourth section amounts to nothing, and that the words "under like circumstances and conditions" ought to be taken out. The Senator from Massachusetts mr. Hoar assaults the bill because, he says, it is going to interfere with foreign commerce, and that the fourth section will be construed as not allowing a rebate of 5 cents a hundred upon commerce shipped across the country for exportation. So he thinks the bill ought not to be agreed to, while, except as to the words ' from the same original point of departure" and ' the same point of arrival," the section is substantially just the same as it was when it passed the Senate before. So I might go on referring to every Senator who has spoken against the bill, and nearly every one of them has founded his objections to the bill upon the use of language that he had previously voted for in the Senate of the United States before the bill went to the conference committee at all. I shall detain the Senate only a few moments, but I desire to reiterate what I uttered upon the subject before, confining myself to the shorthaul provision which is contained in the fourth section of the bill. The Senator from Massachusetts and others have arraigned me as having placed a construction upon the bill different from the other conferees on the part of the Senate as to the question whether in a line made up of a number of...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236496132
  • 9781236496133